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Step By Step Guide to Doing Advanced Dermaplaning At Home

Updated: May 2, 2023

Dermaplaning is a beauty procedure that you can master with time and patience. With some practice and the right tools, you can achieve clinical results in the comfort of your own home!

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning, also called face shaving, is a procedure that simultaneously exfoliates your face and removes all of the peach fuzz and darker hair that you may have on your face. It is typically done at a med spa or by an esthetician and usually costs between $100 and $150. You need to get a dermaplaning treatment every 3 to 4 weeks to maintain good results.

The Benefits of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is more than just a way to remove facial hair. It is amazing for exfoliating the skin and removing the layer of dead skin cells.

Dermaplaning helps improve the quality and effectiveness of your skincare routine. It allows your products to get closer to your skin and improves absorption. Sometimes our hair follicles or facial hair can absorb these, keeping them away from your skin and reducing their effectiveness. Dermaplaning also makes your makeup go on much more smoothly and keeps it looking better throughout the day.

What Do You Need For At-Home Dermaplaning?

The most important part of the dermaplaning setup is the razor. While some people say you can use an eyebrow razor for dermaplaning, you should not. Eyebrow razors are just not sharp enough for the best results, and they can harbor bacteria that can cause your skin to break out. Instead, it’s best to use single-use, sterilized, medical-grade razors. You will want to use a new razor each time you dermaplane your face.

To do your own dermaplaning treatments at home, you will need the following pieces of equipment:

You will also need your favorite face serum for after you’re done, as well as a sanitized towel to wipe the blade as you dermaplane.

Is It Safe To Do A Dermaplaning Procedure At Home?

It is quite safe to do a dermaplaning treatment at home! While I am not a licensed esthetician, I am passionate about the skincare industry. Professional treatments are amazing, but they can be very expensive. Dermaplaning is something that many people can master at home by going slowly and having the proper dermaplaning tools. I have found that this technique is ultra-successful for me, and I absolutely love how it works and turns out.

However, there is one big safety caveat, and that is to watch your fingers and have a light touch with the razor. Dermaplaning razors are medical-grade equipment that are extremely sharp. If you use too much pressure, you can nick your fingers or skin, and that’s not fun. The razor blades I recommend are surgical-grade stainless steel and are safer to handle than other sizes due to their rounded ends.

I also recommend using a razor safety box to remove the blades from the handle. This safety tool is a great way to prevent injuries. Remember that you always need to use a fresh razor when you dermaplane.

How To Dermaplane At Home

Before we talk about the steps to dermaplaning at home, I want to remind you one more time of the importance of going slowly. A sharp razor will give you the best results, but make sure to be careful, especially around your eyebrows and sensitive areas.

1. Prepare To Dermaplane

Get started by washing your hands and donning your gloves. Slick your hair back so that you don’t cut any of it by accident and start with a clean, dry face. Without touching the blade with your hands, slip the #14 razor blade onto the razor handle.

2. Wipe Your Face

Using the alcohol prep pads, wipe your entire face and neck while staying away from your eyes. This ensures that your face is clean and reduces the chance of bacteria getting into any potential nicks.

3. Start Dermaplaning

Hold your skin taut with one hand and begin to shave. Hold the blade at a 45-degree angle and very slowly go down your face and jawline. It is easiest to start on the area of your face where you have the most peach fuzz. Use short, delicate movements, especially around areas like your mouth. Be as slow and methodical as possible, and wipe your razor on a clean, sanitized towel to clean it off between strokes.

4. Dispose of The Blade

After you’re done dermaplaning, use a disposable blade remover to get the blade off of your razor. This is the safest and most sanitary way to dispose of your blades.

Once you’re done dermaplaning, apply a bit of facial oil or serum, and voila! You have perfectly smooth skin, just like you would get at a professional office.

If you’re interested in learning how to get clinical skincare results at home, check out my videos on dermaplaning and microneedling!

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